How to register a BlackBerry smartphone with the wireless network

Article ID: KB00510

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-05-2014


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 10 OS
  • BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier
  • BlackBerry Bold smartphones
  • BlackBerry Curve smartphones
  • BlackBerry Pearl smartphones
  • BlackBerry Storm smartphones
  • BlackBerry Style 9670
  • BlackBerry Torch smartphones
  • BlackBerry Tour 9630
  • Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry
  • BlackBerry 10 OS
  • BlackBerry OS version 7.1 and earlier

 BlackBerry 10 OS

To register a BlackBerry 10 smartphone with the wireless network, complete the following steps:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the quick access menu
  2. Tap on Settings
  3. Tap on About
  4. Tap on the Category drop down menu
  5. Tap on Network from the drop down menu
  6. Tap the Action Overflow button in the lower right hand corner marked by three vertical dots
  7. Tap on Register BlackBerry

BlackBerry OS version 7.1 and earlier

To register a BlackBerry smartphone running device software BlackBerry 7.1 and earlier with the wireless network, complete the following steps:

Note: The location of the Options screen depends on the version of BlackBerry Device Software and the theme running on the BlackBerry smartphone.

  1. On the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, click Options, or click Settings > Options.
  2. Complete the step associated with the appropriate version of BlackBerry Device Software:
    • For BlackBerry Device Software 6.0 to 7.1, perform the following steps:
      Device > Advanced System Settings > Host Routing Table
    • For BlackBerry Device Software 4.1 to 5.0, perform the following steps:
      Advanced Options > Host Routing Table
    • For BlackBerry Device Software 3.7.1 to 4.0.2:
      Host Routing Table
    • BlackBerry Device Software 3.0 to 3.7:
    • BlackBerry Device Software 2.0 to 2.7:
      Network Settings
  3. Press the Menu key and click Register Now.
    Note: On some BlackBerry smartphones that run BlackBerry Device Software 3.7.1, Register Now might be found as an option in the Network menu.

A BlackBerry Registration message should appear in the Messages folder when the device registers. A registration will be done when any of the following actions happen:

  1. A manual registration attempt has been completed following the steps listed above.
  2. The BlackBerry smartphone powers on for the first time after an application reload.
  3. The SIM card in the BlackBerry smartphone has been changed.
  4. The BlackBerry smartphone is roaming on another carrier.
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The BlackBerry smartphone will also register with the wireless network after the battery is removed and re-inserted, or after a software update.


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